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FMI Honors Hy-Vee, Northgate Gonzalez Market And Cub Foods

FMI Honors Hy-Vee, Northgate Gonzalez Market And Cub Foods

The Food Industry Association has announced the recipients of the 2021 Community Uplift Awards, following the evaluation of 21 program nominees. Among these, Hy-Vee, Northgate Market and Cub Foods stood out for their especially unique and impactful youth development, food insecurity and neighborhood health improvement programs, respectively. 

“Food retailers and suppliers revere the communities they serve and nourish them in more ways than one,” said Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and CEO. “The exemplary contributions of today’s winners highlight the essential role food industry players have as champions of feeding their communities, supporting neighborhood welfare and addressing the critical issues of the places they call home.” 

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Food Insecurity Programs Winner: Hy-Vee Leads the Way in Fighting Food Insecurity 

In collaboration with industry, supplier and non-profit partners, Hy-Vee has been able to contribute significantly to communities in its eight-state region over the past year through a multitude of programs focused on reducing food insecurity. 

FMI Honors Hy-Vee, Northgate Gonzalez Market And Cub Foods

Neighborhood Health Improvement Programs Winner: Northgate Gonzalez Market’s Health Portal for COVID Vaccine Access 

In recognition of the need to protect the health of its customers and that of its associates, Northgate Market created an internal Covid Vaccination Committee and provided bilingual education, resources and vaccination events to associates and community members. 

FMI Honors Hy-Vee, Northgate Gonzalez Market And Cub Foods

 

Youth Development Programs Winner: Northside Community Center @CUB  

While rebuilding Northside Cub in North Minneapolis, Cub also constructed the Northside Community Center @CUB, which gives local community members and non-profits access to a space for mentoring, life skill coaching, job training and much more. 

“In a particularly stressful year, we’re pleased by the number of nominations, each one demonstrating an innovative and thoughtful way the food industry is uplifting its local community,” Sarasin said.  

The three winning programs will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative plaque, recognizing their efforts.  

Learn more about the 2021 Community Uplift Award winners and the nominees at FMI.org/CommunityUplift.

As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a wide range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services – to amplify the collective work of the industry. 

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